Therapy-Associated Polyposis in Younger Patients with Cancer

In recent years, therapy-associated polyposis (TAP) has emerged as a potential side effect of cancer therapy in children and young adults, potentially associated with an increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer later in life. However, only 8 cases of TAP in cancer survivors have been reported and the link between cancer treatment and polyposis is […]

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Cancer “Victory Bell” May Cause Treatment-Related Distress

Ringing the “victory bell” to signal the end of cancer treatment is considered a rite of passage for survivors, associated with successful treatment. However, this ceremony is controversial, with some patient advocates suggesting it may cause feelings of anger or depression in patients with metastatic disease who require chronic treatment. Now the first-ever prospective controlled […]

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Improving Outcomes for Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

Bone marrow transplant is a common treatment option for many patients with hematologic malignancies, but these transplants have historically been associated with significant morbidity and mortality. However, a retrospective analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that outcomes for patients who receive bone marrow transplants have improved substantially in recent decades. The analysis […]

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Atezolizumab and Bevacizumab Improve Quality of Life in HCC

While patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have historically received first-line treatment with sorafenib, results from the IMbrave150 suggest that the combination of the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab with the angiogenesis inhibitor bevacizumab may be a more effective treatment option. Initial results from this randomized, phase III trial (N = 501) showed a significant overall survival […]

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